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Discussion: Bob safety issues

in: Exhausted Parents

Apr 5, 2019 10:35 PM # 
Suzanne:
Did you guys see the article about the BOB safety issues?

Essentially beware of the quick release on the front wheel. If it’s a little off, the wheel can fall off.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/af...
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Apr 8, 2019 11:43 AM # 
BorisGr:
I saw that. Totally crazy, and would terrify me if that happened. We have the Thule chariot, mostly for skiing purposes these days, and have not had any problems with wheels falling off. Though there are the occasional problems with dad falling over while skiing and pulling the chariot...
Apr 8, 2019 7:26 PM # 
Pink Socks:
We have one of these.

(It's a hand-me-down from some friends, so it's one of the older ones that has this issue).

I've also never used the quick-release mechanism, so there hasn't been a chance for me to incorrectly put it back on. I did verify that it's installed correctly, though. Ours gets tested pretty rigorously, with a lot of curb hopping and even some trail running.

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